Ryu, Akuma headline Asura's Wrath DLC

Street Fighter favorites take on Capcom's latest creation in May add-on packs; April plays host to additional DLC drops, including four-episode epilogue for $7.

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Ryu and Akuma have never been shy about crossovers, and the pair will be capping off Capcom's downloadable content for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 action beat-'em-up Asura's Wrath.

One of these men can stop planet-squishing fingers with his bare hands.

Capcom today detailed its remaining slate of Asura's Wrath DLC, culminating in May with a pair of add-ons that will pit Asura first against Ryu and then against Akuma in bare-handed (but many-armed) combat. The Ryu battle will arrive May 9, with Akuma's DLC debut set for May 16. Each pack will cost $2 (160 Microsoft points).

Before those matchups take place, Asura has a handful of optional adventures to punch his way through. This week and next, Capcom is launching half-step episodes for $2 (160 Microsoft points) that fill in gaps between chapters from the base game. The meatiest of the content arrives April 24, with a four-episode epilogue for the game that Capcom is using to "continue the story of Asura's Wrath and reveal an extra twist." Set after the events of the base game, the bundle will cost $7 (560 Microsoft points).

Discussion

96 comments
ffviiifreak
ffviiifreak

I thought this would be a X tekken DLC or something

istuffedsunny
istuffedsunny

This will never end, get used to it. I have a feeling the people whining about DLC will still buy it if it's for their favorite game. And that's why it will never end, because there are always weak-willed, loyal fans that MUST have every dlc pack and terrible sequel.

snake1mi
snake1mi

Hackers saw traces of Solid Snake in the GC Super Smash Bros Melee. Mass Effect, Gran Turismo 5, GTA4, LA Noir all got loads of DLC. Got SF x T game for 30 dollars vs 60 dollars for Super Street fighter 2 96 with just a few extra colors for Ryu. Quit wining, either buy them or dont. The games got plenty of characters in it already. Fat megaman isnt that fascinating.

zaiwen
zaiwen

DLC is killing the games industry... Capcom might as well put Ryu of Breath of Fire against Ryu of Street Fighter

wyan_
wyan_

This kind of crap is going to keep happening until games are reduced to one single episode at launch, but at full price. Epic greed.

Mr__Maniacal
Mr__Maniacal

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lexluis
lexluis

Aw I thought Asura was going to be the DLC for ST4, not the other way around :(

jcuffley1209
jcuffley1209

Although I think that this is a cool DLC, games are kind of never finished so full games are dead.

DEATH775
DEATH775

why capcom why. Why didn't you just put in the episode in the first place. Why put it in the DLC? bad move indeed

megakick
megakick

Used games killed the video game company. DLC is a way to make some of the loss back. You MAD?

pszone
pszone

Hi capcom let you know this game coming out the chart in uk Reason because ripping off fans and guess what im buying your re6 game and streetfighter vs takken preowned until you back your ideas up . Aslo i hope capcom shop go bust

gam3r2011
gam3r2011

this just goes to show how far down the barrel Capcom has gone. what happened to the old days when they were doing things right?

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

Capcom is still one of my favorite game developers. But yes I agree they have a bad buisness model when handling DLC. But honestly DLC is extras, and even if unlocked from the disc to start with they still are just little extras. Like VS mode for Resident Evil 5.. Wasn't a good mode over Mercenaries anyway. Truth is as Capcom games go I've never felt a piece of DLC to be that worth while, so stop your bellyaching and just don't buy it.. It really is that simple.

ryan_sr97c_1
ryan_sr97c_1

has anyone checked if asura was on disk in street fighter x tekken yet? hehe

Supabul
Supabul

Paying for the real ending might work if your game was Mass Effect 3

Uesugi-dono
Uesugi-dono

Wait, so Ryu and Akuma are going into Asura's Wrath instead of Asura going into Street Fighter?

Uesugi-dono
Uesugi-dono

Wait, so Ryu and Akuma are going into Asura's Wrath instead of Asura going into Street Fighter?

cryingdevil63
cryingdevil63

It's curious,the first time I saw pictures of Asura's Wrath character,I immediately thought Street Fighter,and now,it's here.

noodlzethegreat
noodlzethegreat

asura is just akuma's 3rd cousin twice removed... you cant tell me imagination has run its course.. cause when i worked for GE ont he wind turbins.. our motto was imagination at work.. and i know for a fact it cant be dead cause i could draw you a half monkey half giragge throwing pop tarts at ligers.. for petes sake.. should of called it akumas wrath and it would of been TIGHT!!! haha

fend_oblivion
fend_oblivion

One of the main flaws of Asura's Wrath was its length and this was reflected in the reception it got from reviewers. Are the people in Capcom stupid or something? Why are they shooting themselves in the foot? They could have sold more copies of the game if it was longer but they resort to butchering the game and then selling the cut versions as DLC when no one is going to bother to buy the game? Capcom is setting the record for idiocy. Congraturations. Idiots.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

SWEET!! More QTE's to download!!! That was sarcasm for those of you that thought I was actually excited by this news. Not a bad game, but nothing more than an interactive youtube video that costs $60. In fact, I'll probably rent the game from Redbox this weekend, and once I get my $2 worth, watch the cut scenes on Youtube. To mess with my wife, I'll watch the vids on my 360, and she'll think I'm still playing the game and leave me be!

FusionRain
FusionRain

'T' Get your umbrellas out to block Crapcom from crapping on you.

megakick
megakick

Used games killed the video game company

JudgementEden
JudgementEden

I love you Capcom, you used to be my favorite Developer of all time. Now, you just dont seem to give a damn about what anyone wants. If I truly care about the quality of your games and the future of you as a company, I will be forced to boycott until you get a clue. Hopefully you receive it very soon.

paxv1
paxv1

I know everyone hate dlc now but this is not so bad I mean if it was an outfit or a new map or level then I see the point but this is Ryukyu and akuma they are from a different game not ment to be in the game in the first place. Its like playing a Mario game with Link dlc

BFKZ
BFKZ

imagine asura as a dlc for sf x tekken....daaaaaaaaaaamn, no one would be any match for him xD

darkouer
darkouer

Ryu and Akuma DLC, nice extra content at a great price. Extra episodes and epilogue, F**k that. Capcom (And many other companies) has yet to learn to not make it's customers spend extra money if they want the complete experience... Dammit... Thankfully I did not buy this game. See that Capcom? I can learn from my mistakes, why can't you, people?

King-gamer
King-gamer

Is this on the disc? I hope so Capcom. I really need to save that hard drive space. No I don't want that unlock code either, that will take up another few kilobytes of my precious hard drive. Just make them available. Like you know, from the start. I know you guys just wants us to save HDD space, and I appreciate your concern of our precious drives. So don't make us waste a few kilobytes to unlock on-disc DLC. Thanks.

xolivierx
xolivierx

It's like buying Raisin Bran and opening up the box seeing a note standing amonsgt the flakes : RAISINS COMING SOON. ONLY 2$

xolivierx
xolivierx

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xolivierx
xolivierx

I think C-A-P-C-O-M stands for :Company Amassing Profits, Cash & Online Money . Capcom, aka DLC inc. It's funny to see games like Mortal Kombat with a thousand playable characters and then a Street Fighter/Tekken game with 12 characters, and the others unlockable by paying more. I think that what's called progress, innovation, and being honest with customers.

Rubberninja
Rubberninja

Getting sick of all the DLC. Too bad the developers will never go back to the good old days when beating a game actually felt like an accomplishment because you were rewarded with what is now known as DLC. Now that the developers realize that people will pay why would they ever give up that revenue stream? Pandora's box is open and it is we the gamers who literally pay for it.

Superzone
Superzone

Nobody buy this. Stop letting Capcom rip you off by paying for their DLC. If we ever want the on-disc and ripoff DLC crap to stop, we need to start speaking with our wallets. So I repeat, DO NOT BUY THIS DLC. Eventually Capcom will get the hint. I hope.

hunter8man
hunter8man

@Brightman55 Ah, name calling instead of coming up with an actual point. Tell me how you would feel to have bought a $60 game and have to pay for extra characters? Or how about back in the old days where you only had to beat the game to unlock extra contents, characters, or modes? Hence why I said, "it should be included anyway".

megakick
megakick

Great game. So much better then that crapfest God of War. Asura should be in SF x Tekken.

the_requiem
the_requiem

I think the last capcom game I bought was RE4 and last I played was RE5 [borrowed from friend]. I haven't bought a single Capcom game this gen and never felt like I was missing something. Thank you Capcom, for making it so easy to shun you.

mike468
mike468

@SLjimbolian All aboard the Boycott Train!!!

SLjimbolian
SLjimbolian

*TOOT TOOT* All aboard the hate train! Yeah, Capcom is strictly in the DLC business now, what's new?

singhellotaku
singhellotaku

pass, you sell me such a short game then want even more money?!

soulless4now
soulless4now

You have to pay for epilogues now? The hell?

MUKUSS
MUKUSS

Please put Asura in Streetfighter X Tekken plus Seth and Fei Long....please & thank you.:)

ahpuck
ahpuck

Shame on capcom. They used to be one of my favorite companies, now they absolutely blow. Not a fan of their new business model.

f1elds
f1elds

wow first they make you pay $60 for a 6 hour game now they are charging you for dlc's ...way to treat your customers capcom, i read a few days back that cd red is bringing out an enhanced edition of the witcher 2 a 4 hour additional content and those who already purchased the game gets to download it for free. just had to point that out .

Kenichi34
Kenichi34

@pc-ps360 Hah, crappy...Right. You got into this game without realizing what it really was, did you?